Today's Trucking

Trimble software supports outsourced maintenance

August 27, 2019 by John Smith

Trimble’s new TMT Fleet Maintenance software module for third-party heavy-duty maintenance providers offers a new level of support for outsourced fleet maintenance activities.


Organize the shop, and keep chaos at bay

August 23, 2019 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — The way a truck maintenance shop is laid out and organized can make a major difference in the uptime it can help to realize, making it a vital profit center.


Ingersoll Rand unveils 3/8″ compact impact wrench

August 7, 2019 by John Smith

Ingersoll Rand has unveiled a new 3/8-inch compact impact wrench that features stronger internal parts and four forward power modes.


In-shop diagnostic tools a vital link for lasting repairs

May 28, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Modern trucks are not known to keep problems to themselves. If temperatures or pressures stray beyond a particular range, the dash begins to light up like a Christmas tree. But full stories – the details needed for a lasting repair – largely remain the domain of in-shop diagnostic tools. Do you know what your shop needs?


This Way Up: How to choose the best lift for your shop

February 27, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Nothing reinforces the need for well-chosen shop equipment better than a truck suspended over your head — and that’s exactly what’s involved when it comes to choosing the lift for a service bay. “We’re encouraging people, when […]


Some style for your tool storage

January 24, 2019 by John Smith

If you’re looking to add some style to your storage, Snap-on’s KERP682AO 68-inch, 12-drawer EPIQ Series Roll Cabs and KMP1022 54-inch 11-drawer Masters Series Roll Cabs are now available in matte green and orange. Each cabinet features a customizable SpeeDrawer […]


Snap-on unveils heavy-duty parts washer

January 24, 2019 by John Smith

Snap-on’s PBC58 heavy-duty automatic parts washer is designed to clean everything from fasteners to diesel engine blocks and cylinder heads.


John Bean unveils three tire changers

December 11, 2018 by John Smith

John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant, […]


Mitchell 1 adds text messaging to Manager SE

December 5, 2018 by John Smith

Mitchell 1’s Manager SE Truck Edition shop management software is being updated to include text messaging features. The new MessageCenter option with integrated two-way texting gives shops the choice of building their own text templates for orders, appointments and revisions, […]


Truck Series software ready for 2018 MY

November 27, 2018 by John Smith

Mitchell 1’s Truck Series software suite is adding 2018 Model Year updates to the labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The software is updated throughout the year, and subscribers […]


RimWit tackles seized wheels

November 16, 2018 by John Smith

Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is […]


Ingersoll Rand makes impact with wrench

October 25, 2018 by John Smith

Ingersoll Rand’s IQV20 Series W7152 ½-inch cordless impact wrench delivers up to 1,500 foot pounds of torque and 1,000 foot pounds of maximum reverse torque. There are four power and control settings overall. Max power delivers 1,000 foot pounds of […]


Walter unveils discs for aluminum work

September 13, 2018 by John Smith

Those who need to work with heat-sensitive metals such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys now have access to the Enduo-Flex ALU flap disc for aluminum blending and finishing. Offered through Walter Surface Technologies, the discs are free of iron, […]


Snap-on rethinks the socket

August 23, 2018 by John Smith

Snap-on’s Flank Drive Xtra (FDX) socket system is the company’s first redesigned socket since unveiling the Flank Drive system in 1965. The new design grips fasteners further off the corners, and offers up to 25% more strength than the Flank […]


Video: Peterbilt’s augmented reality in action

July 11, 2018 by John Smith

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – David Yin, Peterbilt’s technical publications manager, knows there is plenty of repair information available to technicians. Peterbilt has 20 million records pertaining to all vehicles and their electrical connections alone.

But, to be honest, he knows it isn’t necessarily being consumed.

A new augmented reality tool, scheduled to be rolled out in late 2019, could help to change that by transforming CAD computing models into 3D images.